14 September 2010
PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER
A silver cup liner
Roman or Gandhara, circa late 1st century B.C. - early 1st century A.D.
The deep cup with rounded bottom and flared rounded rim above a series of moldings
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diameter
Private Collection, England, prior to 1979
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F. Baratte, East and West: A Central Asian Silver Hoard from the Parthian Era, 2002, p. 36, fig. 17c
Liners of this type would have been fitted with a decorative relief in repoussé, similar to the lot 46, a footed base and handles to create a free-standing drinking vessel, similar to lot 33
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